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Daniel Merriweather evacuated amid Australian wild fires

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Feb 09, 2014 | 7:14am EST

Singer/songwriter Daniel Merriweather was among the Australian residents evacuated as fires swept through the state of Victoria over the weekend (08-09Feb14). Firefighters Down Under have been battling numerous wild fires amid soaring summer temperatures, and Merriweather was caught up in the chaos on Sunday (09Feb14). The Change singer took to his Twitter.com page to tell fans he had been evacuated along with other residents of Melbourne suburb Warrandyte, which has been devastated by a series of blazes. Merriweather wrote, "Just got evacuated" before uploading a picture of the neighbourhood blaze, adding, "The Warrandyte fire in full effect... Be safe people!" The current outbreak of fires has been described as Australia's most serious since 2009's Black Saturday bush fires, which killed 173 people.

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